Over the years women have been underrepresented in Canada’s construction industry. In 2019, 13.3% of women were employed in the industry, both on and off job sites.1 We celebrate Women in Construction Week to acknowledge, educate and promote the role of women in the construction industry.

 

Bachly women employees in honor of Women in Construction Week

Pictured (left to right): Cindy Jones, Alana Ingwersen, Aidelle Garcia, Tavian Linton, Rana Davalou, Olivia Zaroski, and Amanda Triumbari

Though women are outnumbered in the industry, the rise of women employed in construction has been slowly increasing. In 2019, 5,400 more women entered the construction industry compared to 2018.2 Women working directly on construction projects have increased by almost 1 percent and stand at 4.7% in 2019 compared to 3.8% in 2018.3

 

Women are better represented in administrative roles and other off-site positions. 41% of women were employed in off-site construction jobs in 2019. However, women are overall still outnumbered across the industry. In Canada, there is a momentum to add more women into the field in the next decade. From the government to industry leaders to trade groups and more, we can all do our part to ensure equal opportunities for women in construction.

 

We believe in creating equal opportunities within the industry. From administrative to on-site roles, we at Bachly are proud to have a roster of amazing women working on our team over the years.

 

Take a peek into the tenacious women employed at Bachly.

 

2022

Angela Metcalf, Restoration Worker

Nadia Benvenuto, Commercial Project Administrator

 

2021

Evelyn Marin, Restoration Supervisor

Alana Ingwersen, Administrative Assistant

Rana Davalou, Commercial Tenant Coordinator

Brittany Lee, Restoration Worker

Lisa Matteer, Calgary Project Coordinator, Insurance/Restoration

Amanda Triumbari, Marketing & Social Media Coordinator

Kerri Harrison, Project Administrator, Custom Homes & Cottages

Ashley Gallant, Calgary Project Manager, Insurance/Restoration

Olivia Zaroski, Human Resources Generalist

 

2020

Jana Shneider, Project Manager, Tenant Construction

Brittany Hewlin, National Programs Coordinator

Sabrina Tarasca, Restoration Worker

 

2019

Amy Rosenberger, Restoration Worker

Jody Jordan, Restoration Supervisor

Rhea Chabot, Coordinator Administrator

 

2018

Margaret Cole-Fitzpatrick, Restoration Worker

 

2017

Laura Luongo, National Programs Administrator

 

2015

Chelsea Hayley, Administrative Assistant, Commercial

 

2014

Patrizia Garson, Restoration Worker

 

2013

Meaghan Bachly, Human Resources Manager

 

2012

Joanne Lee, Restoration Supervisor

 

2010

Tavian Linton, Administrative Assistant

 

2008

Patricia Grainger, Production Manager

Pamela Boyce, Estimator

 

2006

Dalia Furtado, Restoration Supervisor

 

2002

Giuliana Orofiamma, Senior Restoration Supervisor

 

1999

Tammy McMeekin, Senior Project Administrator, Commercial

 

1982

Cindy Jones, Office Manager

 

 

Footnotes

1 https://www.procore.com/jobsite/canada-making-strides-in-attracting-women-to-construction-but-more-work-is-needed/
2-3 https://canada.constructconnect.com/dcn/news/labour/2020/06/stats-show-strange-drop-in-women-working-in-construction